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 Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring? 
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Post Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring?
Hi,

I'm new to this forum... and relatively new at guitar playing.

I started around a year ago and I always anchored but recently its starting to hurt my arm pretty badly when I play for a long period of time so I've decided to stop anchoring. So far it's not going to well...

Whilst I can like play most easy things without anchoring I keep finding myself anchoring whenever I try to play and speedy passages or phrases that me change strings frequently, even if it isn't string skipping.

So I was wondering if anyone has tips for me to build up my speed and precision again!

Thank you!


Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:17 pm
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Post Re: Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring?
The tip is: Keep at it. You just have to get used to playing differently. It'll take time. I know, I've been there.

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Post Re: Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring?
Hi!

Thanks for the quick reply!

Are there any specific runs you recommend to practice with?

Right now im doing the
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7 9 10 10 9 7

Again and Again. Is that a good or a bad idea??


Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:44 pm
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Play songs. Do some strumming. Try to play a little bit of everything, limiting yourself is never a good idea... unless you're Yngwie ;)

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Post Re: Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring?
But dude, *all* the food groups are represented, I'm not limiting myself!

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Post Re: Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring?
It took me only a month to achieve my former shred glory after I changed to non-anchoring picking. Since you've played for only a year, it could be even easier. I had played for seven years when I changed to non-anchoring approximately a year ago and I changed the way how I hold the pick a couple of months ago, too. It wasn't that hard either, took me merely a couple of days to get used to it.

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Post Re: Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring?
To throw a spanner in the works, I never managed it and it gave me wrist problems

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Post Re: Changing from Anchoring to Non Anchoring?
Just be a little more aware of it - look down at your picking hand and stop yourself anchoring. Take breaks and stretch your wrist/rotate it for a while so that it doesn't become rigid.

Play rhythm too :)


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